Shooting the breeze with easy_wind
With the first-ever PokerStars Blogger Championship in the books, it's time we move on to other events. But before we do, I thought you should get to know the man who won the big event last night.
Easy_wind, a 29 year-old consultant with a big IT services company, had trouble sleeping last night after taking down the event.
"Ever since I started playing poker about 2 1/2 years ago I've dreamed of rubbing elbows with the big boys I watch on TV," he said. "This year I watched the Bahamas WPT episode with my fiancee and we were blown away by how gorgeous Atlantis looked and said to each other, 'we should go there.'"
After starting off as a non-profitable player, easy_wind started to study up, buy some poker books, and start taking his game more seriously. He also fell in love with the poker blogs.
"I love to read the poker blogs, especially from some of the folks I've gotten to know through the Livejournal poker community," he said. " I started the livejournal a couple of years ago as well, because my then girlfriend (now fiancee) had a journal too and she encouraged me to start it. I don't write in it all that often, but it is a nice thing to have."
Now his love for poker and love for blogging will be sending him to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
"I could not be happier about winning this event and will be counting down the days until the cards are in the air," he said.
Here are the final table finishers one more time. Congratulations to all of them.
1. easy_wind (Cambridge, MA)--2006 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Prize Package
2. simonvlc (Valencia, Spain)--24" Dell Flatscreen LCD monitor
3. Ribs (Warrington, United Kingdom) --24" Dell Flatscreen LCD monitor
4. mattymillne (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) --24" Dell Flatscreen LCD monitor
5. Sunday8pm (Edmunds, United Kingdom) --24" Dell Flatscreen LCD monitor
6. butwin (Cypress, CA) --24" Dell Flatscreen LCD monitor
7. Lucky Poet (Oslo, Norway) --Xbox 360
8. maverick81 (Crowborough, United Kingdom) -- Xbox 360
9. MrAckley (Anchorage, AK) --Xbox 360